Illegal miners diverted river kills 2 displaces hundreds

Defiant illegal miners  operating in Lower West Akyem Municipality in the Eastern Region have triggered a devastating disaster which has led to the death of a mother and daughter while displacing hundreds of residents. 54 year old Mother,Akosua Sawo  and her 8 year old daughter ,Grace Sawo  drowned after a…

Ghana to lose €60m Dutch govt facility over delayed implementation of recycling project

Ghana risks losing a €60 million subsidy facility from the Netherland government to set up a solid waste recycling plant if the country fails to sign a partnership agreement on the project by the end of this month. The project which has the capacity to recycle 20 tonnes of solid waste,…

Mineral Commission to recruit mine guards to police mining areas

Mr Addae Antwi-Boasako, the Chief Executive Officer of the Minerals Commission, said the Commission was embarking on the recruitment of mine guards to help deal rapidly with the issues of illegal mining. He said the mine guards would be stationed at the hotbeds and hotspots in the mining fields so…

Eni CEO meets Akufo-Addo to discuss Ghana’s renewable energy sector
President Akufo-Addo Thursday met with the CEO of Eni, Claudio Descalzi, in Accra to discuss the role of the company in developing Ghana’s renewable potential. The meeting which took place in the presence of the Minister for Energy also discussed Eni’s operational activities and the frontrunner role Ghana can... Read more
EU countries agree to explore hydrogen as energy source
European Union energy ministers agreed on Tuesday to pool efforts to increase the use of hydrogen in transport and power as part of the bloc’s attempt to cut carbon emissions by 40 percent by 2030. The non-binding initiative, seen by Reuters and endorsed by 25 EU nations, calls for... Read more
Ethiopia opens first-of-its-kind power plant that turns waste into energy
  Ethiopia on Sunday inaugurated a power plant which converts waste into energy, next to a filthy open-air dump in Addis Ababa where a landslide last year killed more than 110 people. Named Reppie, the facility is the first of its kind in Africa, according to the government and the... Read more
Ghana’s President reveals commitment to harnessing Solar Energy
  President of the Republic, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo has stated that his administration will pay particular attention to solar energy and give the harnessing of same high priority. Speaking at the inaugural Session of the Founding Conference of the International Solar Alliance held at the shtrapati Bhavan... Read more
Eni-Ghana to develop renewable energy in Ghana
  Eni-Ghana has signed two separate Memoranda of Understanding with the Volta River Authority and the Bui Power Authority to develop power generation from renewable sources. The signatories of the agreement are Mr Emmanuel Antwi-Darkwa, the Chief Executive Officer of the Volta River Authority, Mr Fred Oware, the CEO... Read more
Mampong Municipal Assembly to turn waste into energy
  The Mampong Municipal Assembly has taken steps to recycle and reduce waste in the area through the construction of a ‘waste-to-energy’ plant. The project is a partnership arrangement between the assembly and a foreign company, Renergen Limited. Mr. Thomas Appiah-Kubi, the Municipal Chief Executive (MCE), who broke the... Read more
EU governments agree renewable energy targets for 2030
European Union environment and energy ministers on Monday agreed renewable energy targets for 2030 ahead of negotiations next year with the European Parliament, which has called for more ambitious green energy goals. European Commissioner Miguel Arias Canete holds a news conference on mobility and climate change package at the... Read more
Renewable Energy is the new paradigm – VRA Chairman
The Board Chairman of the Volta River Authority (VRA), Mr. Kweku Awotwi, has led a delegation of stakeholders in the energy and cocoa sectors to inspect a solar facility implemented by cocoa processors, Cargill Ghana Limited. The entourage included the Chairman of HFC Bank (Gh) Ltd, Mr. Charles Zwennes,... Read more
Cargill takes steps to modernise Ghana’s Renewable Energy Infrastructure
Stakeholders in the energy industry in Ghana got their first viewing of the new Cargill state-of the-art solar facility, which was commissioned on November 8, 2017 by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo. This energy project contributes to Cargill’s global strategy to enhancing sustainable food processing and entrenching environmentally friendly,... Read more
Leaders at Bonn commit more to renewable energy
  Various leaders and actors from a wide range of sectors attending the UN Conference of Parties (COP23) on Climate Change, on Friday announced a new set of initiatives to transition to renewable energy. They also have indicated that more ambitious clean energy development could quickly become a bigger part... Read more